Special Issue "Endemic Horse Populations Conservation: Biotechnological Approaches"

A special issue of Animals (ISSN 2076-2615). This special issue belongs to the section "Animal Genetics and Genomics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 197

Special Issue Editor

Centro de Biotecnologia dos Açores, Universidade dos Açores, Rua Capitão João D’Avila, 9700- 14042 Angra do Heroísmo, Portugal
Interests: plant; animal; population genetics; conservation genetics; breeding; genotyping

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Horses show enormous genetic variation, due to the many different breeds existing and the selection within each. The horse reference genome, as assembled with various sequencing technologies, has revolutionized knowledge in equine genomics and enabled great advancements in deciphering mechanisms underlying different biological processes, particularly in morphology, health, fertility, longevity, behavior and performance.

As sequencing costs continue to fall, computational methods improve and structural and functional genome annotation advances, more complex traits can be elucidated.

Furthermore, as researchers and breeders develop optimized selection strategies by combining phenotypic and genomic information, specific issues in horse breeding and management, from functional traits to precision medicine, will be efficiently addressed.

The present Special Issue aims to gather the most recent advances in horse genetics from a genome-to-phenome perspective that contribute to management and breeding practices with consideration to the One Health approach.

Dr. Maria Susana Lopes
Guest Editor

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  • metabolism
  • behavior
  • genetics
  • precision medicine
  • equids

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